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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets' season ends

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    NORTH GREENE 1 COALFIELD 0

    BAILEYTON - Hits were hard to come by, but runs were even more rare when Coalfield hooked up with North Greene in a sub-state showdown in softball Friday evening.

    The Lady Huskies earned a 1-0 win to earn a spot into this week's "Spring Fling" at Murfreesboro, while Coalfield ended their season at 16-10.

  • Sunbright rumbes in grid scrimmage

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    SUNBRIGHT - Sunbright became the first Morgan County football team to face another opponent this spring when they entertained Class AA Bledsoe County last Tuesday evening in a controlled scrimmage.

  • Harriman, Midway, Rockwood fall in state play

    By GOOSE LINDSAY and BRIAN LANGLEY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    The opening round of the TSSAA Class A baseball and softball tournaments didn’t go well for three teams from Roane County.

    In baseball, the Rockwood Tigers dropped a heartbreaking 5-4 decision against Jackson Christian in extra innings while Harriman was on the losing end of an 11-2 decision against Richland.

    Softball wasn’t any better as Friendship Christian knocked off Midway, 10-0.

  • UPDATE: Fischer takes long road to state

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    They say it’s a long road to Murfressboro for the TSSAA state championships.

    Kingston’s Murielle Fischer can attest to that.

    Last Tuesday, the Lady Jacket junior Fischer secured a spot in the TSSAA Class A/AA state girls singles tennis tournament, but playing tennis was the easiest part of Fischer’s journey because last year at this time Fischer was play-ing tennis in Switzerland.

  • New firm in Pinnacle Pointe debate

    By CINDY SIMPSON

    rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

    Harriman has hired a new firm to research the questions over earth work at the Pinnacle Pointe project.

    The project is still under contention after a state investigative audit last year said the city was owed $234,685 for money it spent on private development.

    The developers claim the city owes them roughly around the same amount.

  • Williams takes on mayor in Kingston tiff

    By JENNIFER RAYMOND

    rcraymond@bellsouth.net

    Conflict of interest.

    This is the charge Kingston City Councilman Brant Williams has brought against Mayor Troy Beets.

    The conflict, Williams says, is that Beets holds two elected offices, one as mayor and the other as county commissioner.

    “It’s impossible for an individual to serve two masters,” Williams said.

    Beets said this is not the first time he has heard the argument.

    “I’ve been here before,” he said.

  • Stoll indicted for second-degree murder

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News

    A Morgan County Grand Jury has indicted Robert Stoll on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of a Scott County woman and her unborn child.

    Stoll is accused of firing a shot into a car outside his home in the Bitter Creek community on Feb. 11.

  • Morgan graduations begin Thursday

    By JUDY UNDERWOOD

    Morgan County News

    Members of the Class of 2008 are set to walk across the stage later this week as their high school careers draw to a close.

    There will be a total of 228 graduates receiving a diploma in the county’s four commencement services.

    Following tradition, Coalfield will be the first school in the county to hold its commencement, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22. Fifty-three seniors make up the graduating class at Coalfield.

  • Chancellor rules Patton entitled to phone records

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Phone records and electronic correspondence between public officials is fair game.

    That was the ruling of Chancellor Billy Joe White regarding a request for the production of documents that was filed by Kingston attorney Chris Cawood.

    Cawood represents former constable Mark Patton in his lawsuit against Roane County. All 15 county commissioners, County Executive Mike Farmer and Caleb Strayer, Patton's replacement, are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

  • Early voting moved from courthouse

    By DAMON LAWRENCE

    rclawrence@bellsouth.net

    Early voting for the Aug. 7 election will not be held at the Roane County Courthouse.

    Parking is expected to be minimal at the courthouse, and law enforcement officers with automatic weapons are expected to be roaming inside and outside of the building due to the first-degree murder trial of brothers Rocky and Leon Houston.

    For those reasons, the Roane County Election Commission sought other options.

    Early voting is scheduled from July 18 through Aug. 2.